e-Bulletin for 11/17/2016

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In this issue:

  • Trees as the Life Saver
  • Smart City and Natural Ecosystem
  • The Zen Subway-building Game Mini Metro
  • New York’s Floating Food Forest
  • And more!

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e-Bulletin for 11/03/2016

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In this issue:

  • Energy Farm and Energy Sprawl
  • “Growing Food Connections” and Sustainable Food System
  • Visualizing Microhousing
  • Highway Intersection Bicycle Box
  • And more!

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APA SCD Announcing New Secretary Treasurer

 

The APA’s Sustainable Communities Division is pleased to announce Merrill St. Leger as our new Secretary-Treasurer, beginning 2017. We thank the outgoing officer Jenny Koch for her diligent work and her devotion to this position during her term.

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Merrill notes, “I’m grateful and excited to have been elected to fill the position of Secretary-Treasurer for the APA’s Sustainable Communities Division, and I’m looking forward to getting started! I’ll be working with Jenny to understand the various duties of this position and to ensure a totally smooth transition.” Outgoing officer Jenny Koch wants us to know “This has been a great opportunity! I have had a great time getting to know our Division members. I’m proud of the work that we’re doing together, and I look forward to staying involved in SCD’s activities.”

Merrill is a Principal with SmithGroupJJR, where she leads the Urban Design and Planning studio in the firm’s Washington, DC office. As a studio leader and principal-in-charge, she is responsible for developing and tracking numerous office and project budgets, and helping the studio maintain the highest level of financial and planning/design performance. In over 20 years of practice, Merrill has become known for her collaborative style, and her commitment to integrating sustainable design and authentic placemaking into every project. Merrill was recently appointed SmithGroupJJR’s Urban Design Practice Sustainable Design Leader.

e-Bulletin for 10/20/2016

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In this issue:

  • Making Main Streets Great Places
  • “Sweet Spot” for Net Zero Housing
  • A Los Angeles Road Diet
  • Filming Global Bike Activism
  • And more!

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e-Bulletin for 10/06/2016

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In this issue:

  • 2016 Great Places in America Announced
  • The Ethical Dilemmas of Driverless Vehicles
  • The President’s Push for Denser and More Affordable Cities
  • New Urban Agenda from United Nations Conference
  • And more!

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e-Bulletin for 09/22/2016

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In this issue:

  • Reimagining the Civic Commons Project Fund
  • Introducing Climate Data into Planning Process
  • River Visioning in Chicago
  • Railroad Beds to Transformative Path in Atlanta’s BeltLine
  • Walking to School in a Cleveland Suburb
  • And more!

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e-Bulletin for 09/08/2016

Mackinac Bridge Walk Labor Day 2015.

Mackinac Bridge Walk Labor Day 2015.

 

In this issue

  • Michigan Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walking Tradition
  • Planning for Shared Mobility
  • Trails Benefits Library by Headwaters Economics
  • Resident Owned Community and Affordable Housing
  • Deconstruction over Demolition
  • Urban Farming in Detroit
  • And more!

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